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    Shut Up and Write Sarashay's Avatar
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    SOPA Strike! January 18, 2012


    Any website, large or small, is invited to go offline for twelve hours from 8 AM to 8 PM EST on January 18, 2012, to protest the clueless bills in Congress known as SOPA and PIPA.

    My WordPress blog has a plug-in installed that will do this for me, in fact.

    Is anybody else participating?

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    Cultus Gopherus MacAllister SuperModerator Medievalist's Avatar
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    Necessary Troublemaker nighttimer's Avatar
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    I'm in and I urge my fellow bloggers at Word Press to join the protest.
    "Look at yourselves. Some of you teenagers, students. How do you think I feel and I belong to a generation ahead of you - how do you think I feel to have to tell you, 'We, my generation, sat around like a knot on a wall while the whole world was fighting for its human rights - and you've got to be born into a society where you still have that same fight.' What did we do, who preceded you ? I'll tell you what we did. Nothing. And don't you make the same mistake we made...."
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    insert witty title here kimberlycreates's Avatar
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    I'm in. I know that in the grand scheme of things, I'm just another nobody on the internet. Like another writer said in a post I just read, "Nobody's going to cry tears into their pillows" that my site is down. But in my mind, that's not the point. It's about awareness. A few more people today will see at least one more site on strike against SOPA & PIPA today, and maybe one of them will be moved to do something more than just navigate to another site.
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    figuring it all out alessahinlo's Avatar
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    I'm participating. Wordpress.com added an option in their dashboard so that hosted blogs can participate just like self-hosted WP blogs too. Makes it easy.

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    Dust Bunnies are NSA Agents! robjvargas's Avatar
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    Not happy that Google isn't providing an option for this, considering they've been such a vocal opponent. Still, I've blogged on my Blogger page about this.
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    practical experience, FTW Max Vaehling's Avatar
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    I'm not participating in the strike, for reasons not related to the issue. But I've posted a comic pirating my own previous comics into a statementy mashup. Then I censored the comic.

    I apologize if this kills the forum layout, but since this is not about pushing my own site...

    ETA: Ah. Didn't. Good layout, this.


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